Definition of Suspension in English :

Define Suspension in English

Suspension meaning in English

Meaning of Suspension in English

Pronunciation of Suspension in English

Suspension pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of suspension


1. suspension

a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy

2. break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

3. abeyance, suspension

temporary cessation or suspension

4. abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

5. suspension, suspension system

a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle

6. dangling, hanging, suspension

the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

Example Sentences:
'there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait'

7. suspension, temporary removal

a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of suspension
an interruption or temporary revocation
the suspension of a law
a temporary debarment, as from position, privilege, etc
a deferment, esp of a decision, judgment, etc
4. law
a postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc
a temporary extinguishment of a right or title
cessation of payment of business debts, esp as a result of insolvency
the act of suspending or the state of being suspended
a system of springs, shock absorbers, etc, that supports the body of a wheeled or tracked vehicle and insulates it and its occupants from shocks transmitted by the wheels
See also hydraulic suspension
a device or structure, usually a wire or spring, that serves to suspend or support something, such as the pendulum of a clock
9. chemistry
a dispersion of fine solid or liquid particles in a fluid, the particles being supported by buoyancy
See also colloid
the process by which eroded particles of rock are transported in a river
11. music
one or more notes of a chord that are prolonged until a subsequent chord is sounded, usually to form a dissonance

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see synonyms of suspension
a suspending or being suspended
; specif.,
a temporary barring from an office, school, etc.
a temporary stoppage of payment, service, etc.
a temporary canceling, as of rules
a deferring of action on a sentence
a holding back of a judgment, etc.
a supporting device or framework upon or from which something is suspended
the system of springs, shocks, etc. supporting a vehicle upon its undercarriage or axles
the act or means of suspending the balance or pendulum in a timepiece
5.  Chemistry
the condition of a substance whose particles are dispersed through a fluid but not dissolved in it, esp. the condition of one having relatively large particles that will separate out on standing
see also colloid
a substance in this condition
6.  Music
the continuing of one or more tones of one chord into a following chord while the other tones are changed, so that a temporary dissonance is created
the tone or tones so continued

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of suspension
1. The act of suspending or the condition of being suspended, especially:
a. An interruption or temporary cessation, as of an activity or of the application of a rule or law. See Synonyms at pause.
b. A temporary prohibition or exclusion, as from attending school or enjoying a privilege, especially as a punishment.
c. A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision.
2. Music
a. The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
b. The tone or tones so prolonged.
3. A device from which a mechanical part is suspended.
4. The system of springs and other devices that insulates the chassis of a vehicle from shocks transmitted through the wheels.
5. Chemistry A system in which minute particles are dispersed throughout a fluid from which they are easily filtered but not easily settled because of system viscosity or molecular interactions.

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